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Two NATO soldiers killed in Afghan attack: statement

Two NATO soldiers have died in a bomb attack in southern Afghanistan, the international alliance said today.

world Updated: Jul 17, 2010 15:38 IST

Two NATO soldiers have died in a bomb attack in southern Afghanistan, the international alliance said on Saturday.

The soldiers, part of NATO's International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), were killed on Friday by an improvised explosive device or IED, a weapon blamed for the majority of casualties among foreign forces.

"Two ISAF servicemembers died following an improvised explosive device attack in southern Afghanistan yesterday," it said. The nationalities of the soldiers was not disclosed.

With the last deaths, 373 foreign soldiers have lost their lives in conflict in Afghanistan since the start of this year, according to a tally by the independent website: www.icasualties.org.